October 19th, 2011

LOTR Challenges 5 by judy

The November Challenge: Feast

The November Challenge will have the theme "Feast" Your story for this challenge will be a recipe!fic. A recipe fic is defined as a story in which a specific food or dish is mentioned, and the recipe for making it is given. Recipes should be given in such a way that the reader could use it to make the dish described. The recipe may be incorporated in the body of the story (but all ingredients and steps must be specified) or the complete recipe may be added at the end of the story. Elements for the challenge will be a kitchen utensil to be included in the story.

The November challenge stories will be due Monday, November 14th, and will be revealed on Wednesday, November 16th. Please tag your story "feast". Please remember to use the header template on the community profile page, and to put the name of your story and your name in the subject line.

To request your elements, please leave a comment to this post. If you have not participated before, please leave an email address so that I can send you your elements. Or you can email the mods at aelfwina@gmail.com, virginia_lee_redcat@yahoo.com, or celeritassagittae@gmail.com.

I hope we'll have lots of participants for our November challenge!
LOTR Challenges 5 by judy

Reach for the Stars by Dreamflower

Author: Dreamflower
Title: Reach for the Stars
Rating: G
Theme: Thinking Outside the Box
Elements: random words—die, mellow, juice
Author's Notes: The challenge was to write in a format, style or genre different than what I've written before. Well, I got to thinking about it, and the one thing I had never written was an AU that places the characters in an entirely different milieu. And I started imagining LotR as a sort of steampunkish futuristic space opera. To keep it from getting totally out of hand, I decided to do something else I haven't tried before—each chapter is a different specific fixed length: the first chapter is 100 words, the second, 200, the next, 300, etc. I don't know how well it will do as a story—but it is certainly outside MY box. (Although, well, it's still got hobbits.)
Summary: A familiar story in another time, another place altogether…
Word Count:1,500

Reach for the Stars

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Bag End by John Howe

Too Young by Linaewen

Author:  Linaewen
Title:  Too Young
Rating:  G
Theme:  Thinking Outside the Box
Elements:  Word elements:  splinter, pique, angry.
Author's Notes:  I had a hard time coming up with something that I haven't tried before, but eventually I realized that I don't write Dwarves very often, nor do I write women, so I decided to combine the two.  To make it more of a challenge, I decided to restrict the word count.  I always find it difficult to write fixed lengths stories, so I guess that counts as out of the box!
Summary:  A mother deals with an obstinate son who is unhappy about being considered too young for an important task.
Word Count:  400 words according to Microsoft Word.

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